A new music festival is tumbling into town!
Get ready to boot, scoot, and boogie at Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival! With over 65 shows on the roster, 4 events, and 18 venues – large and small – spread out over the City of Arlington, Ramblin’ Roads is ready to elevate the city’s music scene to a whole new level this October over one hell of a weekend!
From October 1 – 3, Ramblin’ Roads is plotting a full-scale sonic takeover of the City of Arlington. Their impressive and diverse line-up reflects an eclectic mix of headliners, local legends, and musicians’ musicians. With about every genre under the sun accounted for, Ramblin’ Roads is set to feature such artists as: Chromeo, Gene Watson, Wynn Williams, Shaker Hymns, Monica Saldivar, Bobby Pulido, Dan Cavanagh Quartet with Remy Le Boeuf, Shaun Martin Trio, Big Ass Brass Band, and many more!
Rather than packing the 50+ acts in one single area, the festival will take place throughout the town, including full-scale venues such as Levitt Pavilion, Arlington Music Hall, and Texas Live!
For the concert-goers that prefer a more intimate scene, there will be plenty of concerts held at smaller venues such as Growl Records, Old School Pizza Tavern, Maverick’s Bar and Grill, Legal Draft Beer Co., and more. Additional listening events will take place at locales by the likes of Hershey’s Palace, On Tap, Catalyst Creative Arts, and the Arlington Music Hall.
Like any festival worth its salt, Ramblin’ Roads will also feature a variety of special events or, as it calls, “Between the Sets” events. On Saturday, October 2, concert-goers can catch the Classic Car Show from 11 am – 4 pm at Front and Center Street, or, stop by the Arlington Music Hall at 1 pm for a special screening of George Lucas’s rock n’ roll, coming-of-age film, American Graffiti.
On Sunday, October 3, festival-goers can grub down over gospel at the Sunday Gospel Brunch at The Sanford House featuring the Franklin Imagine Group with the purchase of an additional $100 ticket. Likewise, they can visit a youth voice competition at the Arlington Music Hall, the Urban Artisan Market at Legal Draft Beer Co., and groove down at Jazz in the Park at Levitt Pavilion – the latter available for passholders only.
Adult tickets to Ramblin’ Roads start at $45 (+ fees and taxes) for a Single Day Pass (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday). Three Day Passes are available for $100 (+ fees and taxes) that include access to over 16 shows a day, the Downtown Trolley, as well as a $10 merchandise voucher to be redeemed at any merch booth.
Three Day VIP Passes are also available for $250 (+ fees and taxes), and include exclusive priority and VIP access to all shows, private air-conditioned hospitality lounges with private restrooms, bar, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, VIP Experience Concierge service, reserved parking, a $20 merchandise voucher, and more!
Children aged 6 years and under are granted free access with an adult ticket holder. Those between the ages 7 – 12 must have a Single Day Pass or Three Day Pass (both available at half price). Children 13 years or older are required to purchase a full-price ticket. Festival proceeds partially benefit the continued revitalization of Downtown Arlington.